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Rubel Shelly: Fred D. Gray deserves Presidential Medal of Freedom


Guest columnist Rubel Shelly

I met Fred Gray on July 10, 2019, and it is a highlight day in my life.

I had heard about him through mutual friends. I had taught dozens of university classes on medical ethics that began by recounting his work to redress a major ethical lapse in the history of American medicine.


President Biden presents Fred D. Gray with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on July 7.